State Instructs Schools To “Segregate” Those Who Feel Uncomfortable With Transgender Bathrooms

State Instructs Schools To “Segregate” Those Who Feel Uncomfortable With Transgender Bathrooms

The transgender population in the United States is estimated to be somewhere between 0.3 and 0.6 percent of adults. But based on the Left’s transgender mania, it seems as if most of America’s adults must be transgendered. And of course, as Leftists always do, they make rules, laws and procedures based upon that tiny percentage instead of based upon the fact that somewhere between 99.4 and 99.7 percent of American adults are NOT transgendered. Makes sense, right? No. It doesn’t. They are complaining about potential bigotry while enacting bigotry to “fix” it.

The newest and by far the most illogical and bigoted attempt to force mainstream acceptance of the transgender lifestyle on our children, has been put out there by the Minnesota Department of Education. New for this year, they have issued a handy dandy guide to making the 0.6 percent of transgendered students feel welcome at school, while making the 99 percent of non-trans students feel awkward, uncomfortable, wrong, bigoted and just plain ostracized. That’s right, Minnesota is recommending that schools “isolate” students who are not comfortable with being in locker rooms, restrooms and showers with students whose genitalia does not match the label on the door. Didn’t lots of people march and fight to end segregation a number of years ago? Have we really returned to a world where those who live according to their birth gender and are not interested in invading the opposite gender’s private areas with their private parts, are treated with bigotry and segregation? Are these people in Minnesota serious? Yes, they are.

This helpful guide to bigotry and isolation says, “Schools should work with transgender and gender nonconforming students to ensure that they are able to access needed facilities in a manner that is safe, consistent with their gender identity and does not stigmatize them. Privacy objections raised by a student in interacting with a transgender or gender nonconforming student may be addressed by segregating the student raising the objection provided that the action of the school officials does not result in stigmatizing the transgender and gender nonconforming student.”

So, let’s get this straight, according to Minnesota, it is not okay to stigmatize “gender nonconforming” students by requiring that they use facilities consistent with their DNA and physical genitalia, but it IS okay to stigmatize and segregate the other 99 percent of students by requiring that they simply accept that the opposite gender will be next to them in the locker room? Yes, apparently that is the case.

“Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of students. Schools should note that neither a student’s gender nor pronouns are considered public or directory information. Casual use of a student’s incorrect pronoun or incorrect name may violate FERPA.”

Actually, FERPA seems only to protect the privacy rights of those who think they can simply choose a gender like picking which candy bar to buy. It does NOT protect the rights of those who accept their DNA and their birth gender.

The toolkit contains some lovely suggestions on how to handle those awkward homecoming elections; “In an effort for inclusivity, schools may wish to consider revisiting existing traditions or establishing new traditions. For example, instead of electing a homecoming king and homecoming queen, some schools have chosen to nominate ‘prom ambassadors,’ ‘homecoming court’ or ‘homecoming royalty.’ At the University of Minnesota, for example, the titles of homecoming king and queen have been replaced with the title ‘Homecoming Royalty’ and students selected as royalty will now be called ‘royals.’”

This so-called toolkit says its goal is “to help school districts and charter schools create school environments where transgender and gender nonconforming students are safe, supported and fully included, and have equal access to the educational opportunities provided to all students as required by federal or state law.”

All students already have equal access to educational opportunities. Transgender and “gender nonconforming” students can utilize the same classrooms, the same teachers, the same resources and textbooks as any other students. Every student, regardless of lifestyle, gets to go to class and learn. But being able to use the locker room of the gender with opposite genitalia? Well, that’s an “educational opportunity” that no one needs, wants or has any right to have. Hey Minnesota, get woke and stop forcing kids to accept things you have no right to ask them to accept. At some point, this will be challenged in court. And if there are discerning folks in charge of the case, this bigoted policy will lose. As it should.

The Tool Kit’s subtitle is “a facilitator’s guide to increasing knowledge, decreasing prejudice, and building skills.” What it actually promotes is decreased knowledge, increased prejudice and skills no one needs.

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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